Project management became recognized as a distinct discipline arising from the management discipline with engineering model.[Henry Gantt, called the father of planning and control techniques, who is famous for his use of the Gantt chart as a project management tool; The "Critical Path Method" (CPM) was developed as a joint venture between DuPont Corporation and Remington Rand Corporation for managing plant maintenance projects and the "Program Evaluation and Review Technique" or PERT, was developed by Booz Allen Hamilton
EV-Budgeted Cost for Work Performed (BCWP). CPI= BCWP/ ACWP, SPI= BCWP/BCWS
Director on the SharePoint Product Management team at Microsoft, Application Lifecycle Management is the coordination of all aspects of software engineering—including the formulation and communication of business and technical requirements, code design and architecture, project tracking, change management, coding, testing, debugging, and release management—by using tools that facilitate and track collaboration among and within work teams.
TFS provides a handful of services that can be used for integration with other applications like IDEs and Project Management Systems. Team Foundation Server 2010 is the replacement for Visual SourceSafe.
MS EPM and TFS
Solution for Enterprise ProjectMgmt with Application Life Cycle Mgmt
Managing Complex Projects and Applications Business Need – Project Governance Project Management Process Maturity Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution EPM Dashboards EPM Deployment Architecture Application Life Cycle Management Product EPM & ALM Integrated Solution 2
Project Governance to meet business objectivesPrimary focus of Project Governance isElimination of project failuresPrime Goals of PMO Group are“Doing the right projects”“Doing the projects right” – every time 3
Project Health Visibility at all levels - data drill down capability Global CEO Regional Regional Head 1 Head 2 BU Head BU Head BU Head BU Head 1 2 1 2 PM 1 PM2 PM 1 PM2 PM 1 PM2 PM 1 PM2 Project 1 Project 2 Project 1 Project 2 Project 1 Project 2 EPM also provides granular level project status tracking for project sponsors - CIO & CEO 4
Project Health Assessment - Key Questions Project Progress against approved budget and timelinesNote: Use Gantt Chart, CPM and EVA Techniques to better manage projects 5
Microsoft EPM – Product Features Single platform for all stakeholders to collaborate on project tasks & reports Mange all project initiatives, proposals, projects, programs & portfolios Maintain master resource repository and manage resource sharing Track resource availability & utilization across projects & programs Manage all project issues, risks, documents, checklists & forms centrally Project, Program & Portfolio level reporting & dashboards Real time project performance visibility against project baselines and forecasts Compliance to organization project mgmt processes Global Projects collaboration 8
MS EPM Solution – Deployment PM Team Integration with Team Foundation Server (TFS) to sync up work items 17
Complete IT Projects Health Mgmt Solution: PPM integrated with ALM Director on the SharePoint Product Management team at Microsoft Executives and other business stakeholders need objective, actionable data to maximize the business value of their organizations application portfolio. With the combined power of Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) frameworks, stakeholders and decision-makers gain a comprehensive and up-to-date view of application costs and benefits, enabling them to manage the organizations application portfolio like a business—for the benefit of the business. 18
Team Foundation Server - ALMMicrosoft Team Foundation ServerTeam Foundation Server (TFS) from Microsoft is an integrated solution for collaboration betweendifferent disciplines within software development.
MS TFS and EPM Functions Map Project & Portfolio Management Application Lifecycle MgmtResource Mgmt Timesheet Mgmt Code Version ControlSchedule Mgmt Issues Mgmt Team BuildsProject Reporting Risks Mgmt Configuration MgmtFinancial Mgmt Workflows & Forms Test casesProgram Mgmt Demand Mgmt Testing ResultsPortfolio Selection Portfolio Reporting Quality Reporting Team Work Spaces Project Documents Work Items
SummaryOrganizations running application projects with large dispersedglobal teams should implement MS EPM Product along with MSTFS product to plan, monitor projects along with application lifecycle management product (MS TFS).With such a integrated solution each task and deliverable onproject can be managed well with ability to provide reports on allaspects of project execution.
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